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We ordinarily use mistakes to fuel self denial, as a proof of our incompetence But since mistakes are inevitable, try turning them instead to your best advantage Embrace your mistakes accept the self who makes them This is the creative response, one that allows music to find its true shape inside you Mistakes are your best friends They bring a message They tell you what to do next and light the way They come about because you have not understood something, or have learned something inco We ordinarily use mistakes to fuel self denial, as a proof of our incompetence But since mistakes are inevitable, try turning them instead to your best advantage Embrace your mistakes accept the self who makes them This is the creative response, one that allows music to find its true shape inside you Mistakes are your best friends They bring a message They tell you what to do next and light the way They come about because you have not understood something, or have learned something incompletely They tell you that you are moving too fast, or looking in the wrong direction An invitation to the pleasures of sound W A Mathieu has a generous spirit, and I found these short essays about listening and making sound very stimulating.A riddle say these words out loud pin tin key cod chutzpahWhat s the connection Well, Mathieu introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet on p.63 by showing how the consonants range from front formed to back formed, from lips to glottis This book has lots of odd wonderful investigations, as well as poetic insight and humor. Never has music had such a written resonance This book is on the money.The More You ListenWe can nohear all the vibrations in a sonata than we can see all the radiation from the stars There is an effulgence a brilliant radiance a shining forth , a surfeit in the world.The history of music is the history of our response to tone, our waking up to it, our remembering and forgetting it, our becoming human it in human form Each time you hear a toneclearly than the last time, you par Never has music had such a written resonance This book is on the money.The More You ListenWe can nohear all the vibrations in a sonata than we can see all the radiation from the stars There is an effulgence a brilliant radiance a shining forth , a surfeit in the world.The history of music is the history of our response to tone, our waking up to it, our remembering and forgetting it, our becoming human it in human form Each time you hear a toneclearly than the last time, you participate in the Great Remembering It is collective, but it is simultaneously private and intimate Your experience of tone is unique and secret.So try it again get quiet then the pluck or the stroke then the long decay of sound into space.Lentus Celer Estbogus Latin for Slow Is Fast the only way to get fast is to be deep, wide awake, and slow.When you habitually zip through your music, your ears are crystallizing in sloppiness.It is OK to check your progress with an occasional sprint But it is better to let speed simply come on as a result of methodical nurturing, as with a lovingly built race car.Pray to Saint Lentus for release from zealous celerity Pray for the patience of a stonecutter Pray to understand that speed is one of those things you have to give up like love before it comes flying to you through the back window.When you have found your true teacher, don t hide Wherever he or she lives, go there, even if you have to take an airplane or hike into the wilderness even if you go only occasionally This is a very subjective book, with many instructions on how to practice your listening skills Like for example, how to listen to the subtle sound of your day to day life that you really doesn t pay much attention It encourages you to dive deep in a kind of contemplative state of listening It changes the way you listen for the better But when I was thinking of buying it, I thought that it would haveways to approach musical instruments in a new way, or even creating your own music, as This is a very subjective book, with many instructions on how to practice your listening skills Like for example, how to listen to the subtle sound of your day to day life that you really doesn t pay much attention It encourages you to dive deep in a kind of contemplative state of listening It changes the way you listen for the better But when I was thinking of buying it, I thought that it would haveways to approach musical instruments in a new way, or even creating your own music, as the title says discovering your own music It did, but in a different way Some people will like it, some won t For me, this new approach to music was interesting One of many things that I loved about it, was a chapter that Mathieu talked about the difference between playing listening with your left brain and with you right, which is the intuition It makes perfectly sense to me, and it was something that I hadn t realized before So, if you ask me if it s worth reading, yes it is, evenso if you practice his exercise of listening, which takes some time to master That s the kind of book that rests in your shelf for many years and from time to time you only read a page or two I recommend to all musicians who wants to improve their music and listening skills in general Or simply people who wants to discover new ways of listening The best chapter in this book is practices which is at the end of the book It offers GREAT ideas for self practice and for teaching music to others including, but not limited to teaching both music practice and theory to young children, and to people with a lot of musical experience or none at all These exercises are somewhat helpful for making the fundamentals of music theory useful without the learner needing to understand them in depth The exercises also help create strategies for impro The best chapter in this book is practices which is at the end of the book It offers GREAT ideas for self practice and for teaching music to others including, but not limited to teaching both music practice and theory to young children, and to people with a lot of musical experience or none at all These exercises are somewhat helpful for making the fundamentals of music theory useful without the learner needing to understand them in depth The exercises also help create strategies for improvisation and music composition I like that the basic premise here is that making music is as fundamental of a part of learning music as reading music, or as learning to play someone else s songs I think this is what s missing in most music instruction in the U.S The rest of the book is similar in spirit to Rollo May s The Courage to Create or Steven Nachmanovitch s Free Play The idea being to free the performer from the constraints of perfectionism and conventional definitions of good music, in order to develop a playfulness and intuitiveness that makes music accessible, also to reorient oneself to all sound with mindfulness and playfulness not to dumb down the quality of musical performance, but to bring people into it with confidence, or to help a person to overcome creative blockages Having said that, there are useful qualities to the book but most of it was fluff as far as my needs are concerned I appreciate the author s thoughtful reflections and they have value, but they are mostly a variation of the same idea and there is just a lot of the same to get to before getting to the meat of anything really practically applicable which is the chapter Practices I would have marked it 2 stars if not for that chapter Some will appreciate itthan I did The part I think is good I liked a lot It s a quick read regardless This isn t really the type of book you finish , but having technically read each of the pages, it counts for this purpose.I described the book thusly to a friend, It s great philosophical, transcendent, zen in its mindfulness All this without being new age y And it is It s written from such a high place that it s applicable far beyond just music and musicians, it s for anyone who sees beauty and complexity and wants to create some of their own. I m not sure what I was expecting to get out of this book when I picked it up, but I m pretty sure staring at a wall in a dark room would ve been quicker just as revealing.The book is a series of disjointed, rhythm less stories relating in some way to sound Some do provide some fairly straightforward advice for example on how to practice an instrument , and there are a few unusual tidbits I found interesting to try like writing a sound symphony but these are far to few in what otherwise I m not sure what I was expecting to get out of this book when I picked it up, but I m pretty sure staring at a wall in a dark room would ve been quicker just as revealing.The book is a series of disjointed, rhythm less stories relating in some way to sound Some do provide some fairly straightforward advice for example on how to practice an instrument , and there are a few unusual tidbits I found interesting to try like writing a sound symphony but these are far to few in what otherwise feels like a very long book pretentiously waffling on the magic of sound.Not for me, somethingpractical with a smidge less just feel the waves style meditational driven waffling I d look for instead, in hindsight from Review by Jonathan Ciliberto, 26 December 2011The Listening BookDiscovering Your Own MusicBy W A Mathieupublished by ShambhalaPaperbackList Price 17.95978 1 59030 831 8Aspects of oneself innate or ever present are often overlooked when considering self improvement For instance, while people regularly train themselves to speak better French or acquire a better golf game, it is less obvious that one would seek to improve one s mind or being.An from Review by Jonathan Ciliberto, 26 December 2011The Listening BookDiscovering Your Own MusicBy W A Mathieupublished by ShambhalaPaperbackList Price 17.95978 1 59030 831 8Aspects of oneself innate or ever present are often overlooked when considering self improvement For instance, while people regularly train themselves to speak better French or acquire a better golf game, it is less obvious that one would seek to improve one s mind or being.And what about listening Like seeing or smelling, one imagines listening to be fixed, not needing or capable of improvement, at least without physical or mechanical means.Buddhist meditation, of course, similarly begins with the premise that something seemingly fixed can take improvement.The Listening Book is a collection of anecdotes and exercises intended to improve listening, and thereby to find one s own music.Originally published in 1991, it was re issued this year, its text completely re set, with new cover art.Although not explicitly about Buddhism, it partakes of many Buddhist approaches, including mindfulness, compassion, and ego reduction.On the one hand, the author s premise is simple everyone has ears, and so everyone can hear music On the other, it is subtle, investigating psychological aspects of listening, the metaphysics of music making, and the primacy of attention to full experience as a listener and musician.The book consists of many short, practical instructions, some presented anecdotally, othersdirectly pedagogical None, however, are superior or overly technical The author is speaking to those who have faced frustration as listeners or musicians, who, it turns out, is everyone Many of the exercises germinate out of Mathieu s experiences as a musician, composer, and teacher, beginning with his own recognition of difficulty and the desire for improvement This modest approach is extremely effective at eliminating a reader s negative reaction to sometimes very basic, somewhat vaguely phrased direction.Many of the exercises are extremely practical and simple.I read this book not as someone who is tone deaf, or has been repeatedly frustrated at failing to get music and some of the chapters are devoted to just such individuals , but as a musician of nearly four decades, with a consistently deep and ever expanding love of listening Even so, I never felt as if I have nothing to learn from the author, and when I recognized common episodes I ve had that experience , it wasn t to then skip over or think less of the book as being obvious , but rather to see the commonality in listening that makes a self help book on the subject possible and successful Any musician who claims never to have encountered obstacles, felt stopped, or cannot see far greater vistas of music beyond his reach this is a delusional musician A large part of this book s project is showing that everyone, even very talented musicians, has trouble This is a helpful point to people who have never gotten past the first stumbling block, and have remained stuck at music isn t for me Mathieu s gentle, open hearted, and joyous heart is written on every page, and one feels urged to cultivate this kind of experience of music, of sound, and of one s self {Free} ô Listening Book ⛓ The Listening Bookis about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self discovery and personal transformation By exploring our capacity for listening to sounds and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music making, and provides playful exercises to help readers appreciate the connection between sound, music, and everyday life I read this book when I was in high school I remember that it gave me some ideas on music that I had not thought about before It is a good book for any one who lacks confidence in their musicianship or wants to come to know music on their own terms, but experienced musicians could find some ideas that would shake up their accepted views if they flipped through it It s an easy read, a simple book and the basic theme of it is freedom.